Region: Canada

Québec Court of Appeal denies authorisation application for DRAM class action

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The most recent in a run of decisions to demonstrate judicial willingness to deny the authorisation of unsubstantiated claims, Hazan highlights that proposed class actions can be defeated if the pleaded facts constitute mere assertions, which are insufficient to form an arguable case.

18 May 2023

Canada must get “serious” about competition, Boswell says

The head of Canada’s Competition Bureau has warned that the country needs to get “really serious, really fast” about its antitrust regime, after a recent economic report linked insufficient competition to falling living standards.

17 May 2023

New Canadian FDI regime could “shield” foreign investments from uncertainty, former government adviser says

Canada’s current foreign investment review process combined with ongoing global geopolitical tension could be making the country an almost “dangerous” place to invest, a former adviser to the country’s prime minister has said.

17 May 2023

Glencore/Teck would face significant foreign investment scrutiny

The Canadian government has indicated Glencore’s proposed €20.8 billion bid to acquire domestic mining company Teck Resources would face a “rigorous” foreign investment review as opposition politicians urge it to block any deal between the two companies.

04 May 2023

Canadian court upholds rejection of DRAM class action

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court’s refusal to certify a €665 million antitrust class action against Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and Micron Technology, holding that certification is an important screening process that must allow for some merits-based analysis.

03 May 2023

Canada’s privacy commissioner pitches Competition Act with greater privacy focus

Canada’s privacy chief has called on the country’s government to allow his agency to collaborate with the national antitrust enforcer on investigations and to amend the Competition Act to further clarify the prohibition of distortive dark patterns.

18 April 2023

Rogers/Shaw divestment will create fourth national rival, Canadian minister says

Canada’s minister of innovation, science and industry has conditionally cleared Rogers’s $19 billion acquisition of rival Shaw, ending a contentious merger control process that saw the national antitrust enforcer fail to block the deal before two different courts.

03 April 2023

Canadian enforcer enters into rare abuse settlement

Canada’s Competition Bureau has approved a rare abuse of dominance settlement after a nuclear medicine company agreed to remove exclusivity clauses from its contracts with new customers.

28 March 2023

Canadian enforcer proposes additional Competition Act amendments

Canada’s Competition Bureau has called for several dozen amendments to the country’s antitrust law, as it looks to beef up its enforcement powers following a string of recent court losses.

16 March 2023

Canada clears WestJet/Sunwing for takeoff

Canada’s transport ministry has allowed WestJet Airlines to acquire a rival airline and vacations business, conditioned on remedies to quell the national antitrust enforcer’s fears that the deal would eliminate competition on certain flight routes.

13 March 2023

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